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Eagle Butte Coal Mine

10023 U.s. 14, Gillette, WY 82718
+1 307-687-3300
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An interesting and informative tour

You purchase your tickets at the visitor's center which is located in the Flying J gas station... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Saxeygirl
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Salt Lake City, UT
great tour

this tour is all about mining energy from the soil. it was very informative on the methods used... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
rockteam
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Des Moines, Iowa
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10023 U.s. 14, Gillette, WY 82718
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

You purchase your tickets at the visitor's center which is located in the Flying J gas station parking lot. They except cash or checks only and the cost is $5. The tour bus is a smaller size with very large windows. Our guide, Frank, was...More

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Gillette W, Hospitality Information Specialist at Eagle Butte Coal Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and learned about Coal Mining. Thank you Chrystal

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

this tour is all about mining energy from the soil. it was very informative on the methods used for mining coal. it is an amazing process and it is very efficient. train loads of coal are sent out every day also of interest was the...More

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Gillette W, Hospitality Information Specialist at Eagle Butte Coal Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you very much for your great comments. We are happy that you enjoyed the tour, and would love to have you back. Thank you Chrystal

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Loved the tour, tour guide was very informative. My son builds the trucks they use at mine and tires are made in factory near us. My grandson enjoyed seeing trucks his daddy built.

1  Thank Lateada1
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Gillette W, Hospitality Information Specialist at Eagle Butte Coal Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are happy that your grandson loved seeing the trucks. Thank you Chrystal

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We enjoyed the tour and would recommend it! I am sorry that I cannot remember our guides name but she was awesome. There is not a better person suited for the job than a teacher and former mine employee! She really knows her stuff. It...More

1  Thank ColoRockies17
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We're happy we did this. It's very informative and current, fascinating! We would never have been able to see something like this any other way.

1  Thank Rhonda J
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Tour takes you into mine property, up close & personal with the giant trucks & the mining process. Tour guide was a former mine employee; very well informed. Really interesting to see how they are mining at one end & restoring the land at the...More

2  Thank Rasl B
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

The tour lasts 2 hours. The tour guide/bus driver was a former employer and was very knowledgeable of the operation. My teenage boys loved this tour. Gillette produces 39% of the nation's coal. The trucks are massive.

2  Thank Jeanette B
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We took the 9:30 tour with Larry and were amazed at his level of knowledge. We learned many facts and he was able to answer everyone's questions. We got a good view of the mine and it's loading operations.

4  Thank JoAnnJo62
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Coal mine is not as busy it use to be . The mining industry is really feeling the bump for the choices that have been made . Still worth the stop too look at

4  Thank jonzz39
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

A two hour tour for $5.00 is worth the money. We had an excellent and educational tour of the mine. Our guide explained in great detail how the rail cars are loaded, the coal is mined, the trucks are loaded and dumped. We had plenty...More

7  Thank George P
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Bill T
28 December 2017|
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Response from Saxeygirl | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have no idea. You might try contacting the tourist office there. Their office sells the tickets and that's where we met to go on the tour.
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kidsgone2016
21 August 2016|
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Response from George P | Reviewed this property |
Call the chamber office for tour schedule and information.
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missyga1
11 July 2016|
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Coal Mine Tours to some of the largest surface coal mines in the world are offered through the Gillette Visitor's Center at 1810 S Douglas Highway Suite A. The tours are offered Monday through Friday and are approximately 2... More
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